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Summary: The discovery and exploitation of oil and gas in unconventional reservoirs has been called a revolution for the energy industry. Indeed, the unconventional revolution is transforming the petroleum industry across all sectors as demand for trained personnel,

Several students attended the KFUPM-Stanford field trip in El Paso, TX in March 2014 with Stanford Professor and organizer Don Lowe. BPSM students also attended the "Convergent Margins: From Sierra to Sea" trip lead by Steve Graham in April 2014. The latter trip was held in conjunction with the U

BPSM students & scientists took advantage of the opportunity to attend numerous short courses during the year. Yao Tong attended a class on Petra software given by IHS Energy in Bakersfield in October 2013. Nearly all BPSM students and staff participated in a two-day workshop held at Stanford

A highlight of the Winter Quarter (January-March, 2014) was the inaugural teaching of Quantitative Methods in Basin and Petroleum System Modeling as a full-fledged course; a pilot course of 6 lectures and 6 labs was offered in fall, 2011.  This advanced course focuses on deriving and program

BPSM students and researchers have attended numerous meetings and trainings in 2013 and 2014:
--Allegra Hosford Scheirer gave an invited talk at the 2013 AGU Town Hall Physical Samples

This is a busy summer for BPSM graduate students. Tess Menotti and Blair Burgreen successfully defended their PhD theses on August 8, 2014! Congratulations! Two students are doing internships at Chevron in Houston doing basin and petroleum system modeling and reservoir engineering. One student is

Professor Tapan Mukerji won the New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons-Upstream Prize awarded by ENI in Spring, 2014. This prize recognizes Tapan and his co-winners "for designing and developing an innovative method to get quantitative information from the subsurface from seismic data Tapan shared this

BPSM is excited to announce that graduate students Minh Tran and Wisam AlKawai graduated with their Masters' degrees in June. Minh examined the unconventional potential of several organic-rich shales on the North Slope of Alaska while

Save the date! The BPSM Industrial Affiliates Meeting is scheduled for November 12 (evening Icebreaker), November 13 (oral session) and 14 (field trip), 2013 in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. Contact us for details.